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The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Carl Sandburg | Poetry
Registered by Rutchmather of Rock Island, Illinois USA on 7/18/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by Rutchmather from Rock Island, Illinois USA on Friday, July 18, 2003

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My interest in Mr. Sandburg goes way back to when I first started High School since he was a native son in Illinois. When I "became" married [Honey would just love that phrase :) ] and settled in Rock Island, Galesburg is only a 1/2 hour drive south.

His home is a humble little cottage on 'the other side of the tracks' from down town Galesburg. It now houses many artifacts from his life and a nice garden area behind with a huge bolder which brings to mind his work "Rememberance Rock".

I'm a fog lover so his little poem about fog has stuck with me for decades even though I've mangled and paraphrased it to dickens-it goes like this:

Fog
The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.


Carl Sandburg

Also, since I am a photographer, finding he married Edward Stiechen's sister, just showed me how truely small the world is.

From the back inside dust jacket: "Author of over fourty books, he twice won the Pulitzer Prize: for history, with his four-volume Abraham Lincoln: The War Years and for poetry, with Complete Poems


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